Life is good! You have just received a promotion and you’ve decided to purchase a new home. It might be your first home, or you could be moving up on the property ladder. It dawns on you that you are about to make the biggest investment of your life. You have no idea where to begin. What neighborhood should you buy in? Is it better to buy a 3 bedroom home or a 4 bedroom home? Is a basement important? You know you need a REALTOR®, but how do you find the right agent?

Shelley O’Hara, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buying & Selling a Home, says, “When you announce your desire to purchase a house, you may be surprised at the number of real estate people who want to represent you. Agents come out of the woodwork. You won’t have to worry too much about finding an agent – you do need to worry about finding a good one.”

  1. Ask your friends, family or co-workers for any agents that they can recommend. 75% of the business at RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc. comes from repeat clients and referrals.
  2. Look at the local paper. Do any of the companies advertising stand out from the crowd? Does any office have a larger or better advertising presence than RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc.?
  3. Once you have selected a good company like RE/MAX, keep in mind that each individual office is different. Select an office that has a solid reputation for success. RE/MAX of Boulder, Inc. has led the region in per agent volume for 25 of the last 30 years.
  4. Select an agent.
  5. If you have trouble deciding on who would be right for you, contact our broker, D.B. Wilson. Describe what you’re looking for in an agent, and he will make a few recommendations.
  6. It’s always a good idea to interview 2 or 3 agents to find a good match in terms of personality and real estate know-how. All our agents at RE/MAX of Boulder share the skills needed to find you a great home, but each person has a different personality. Because buying a home can at times be stressful and rewarding, you need to choose an agent that you feel comfortable with. You want an agent who is honest, prepared, involved, and informed.